Fun fundraising for flood victims
THE alluring aroma of sausages drifted across Lions Park in Kingscliff yesterday as the sun rose on Australia Day
The official scent of the nation's favourite holiday originated from the Kingscliff Lions Breakfast in the Park where tireless volunteers toiled the day away in an effort to raise funds for the Queensland flood victims.
Kingscliff Lions Club president Peter Oliver said the barbecue served more than 600 people.
“It's the perfect way to start Australia Day,” Mr Oliver said.
“Numbers have been down a little bit from previous years, but it has been a great day. We have been running this event for over 20 years.”
A flag-raising ceremony conducted at 8am by Kingscliff Rotary kicked off the festivities followed by Australian-style musical entertainment by the Paul Ensby Band.
A traditional tug-of-war between the Kingscliff Fire Brigade and the Cudgen Hornets took place before a cheering crowd.
The firefighters proved triumphant in the end, walking away with $200 in prize money, while the Hornets were handed $100 for participating.
A visit from Australia Day ambassador Steve Bastoni completed the day.